April 15, 2021

STEM activities for the whole family, inspired by Spring

By Michelle Hoffmann 

 

The weather’s warming. California’s poppies are in full bloom. The hills are still green and the nights still crisp. Spring is a season of bloom, growth, a building up to the warmth of summer. It’s also a great time to get back outside and have the family learn together while embracing nature.  

We’ve put together a list of a few great STEM activities that are inspired by Spring and are fun for the whole family.  

SCIENCE learning activities:  

With flowers blooming left and right, dissecting a flower is an accessible and simple activity that allows the whole family to get hands-on with the science of flowers. The Learning Hypothesis has a great activity.  

Who remembers their first experience sprouting seeds? I think many of us do! Check out ideas for this timeless learning opportunity from Little Bins for Little Hands 

TECHNOLOGY learning activities:  

Static electricity – pretty cool regardless of how annoying it can be when you’re the victim of the shock. This activity from I Heart Crafty Things provides a lesson on static electricity that includes paper butterfly wings  

Homemade Mother’s Day gifts are timeless. This light-up-pop-up flower circuit card activity from Left Brain Craft Brain will be sure to light up Mom’s heart this year.   

ENGINEERING learning activities: 

Let’s go (make and..) fly a kite! Check out this cool engineering-based activity from Buggy and Buddy.   

For all those leftover plastic eggs that you don’t know what to do with – we’ve found the solution! Build egg parachutes with this activity.  

MATH learning activities:  

Now to use up all of those leftover jellybeans from Easter…check out this jelly bean math activity from Simple Centers.  

Learn number patterns and solve math problems all while recycling a common household item – an empty egg carton. Find more egg carton math game on Teach-a-roo.com